Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

Déjà view

Permanent water restrictions imminent for California

Today's decision on rulemaking is part of a broader framework to make conservation a California Way of Life, a pillar of the California Water Action Plan. CA.gov


Christian Science Monitor & KPCC Pasadena

A year with almost no rain has plunged California back into emergency drought status. Water managers are voting today whether to reinstate some water restrictions that would prohibit excessive watering. You’ve seen them: the sprinklers that only water the sidewalk, or the people who let the hose run while they wash their cars. But the catch is, it won’t actually save that much water. Here’s what you need to know about the new rules.


Judge orders a new look at water transfer program

Courthouse News

A federal judge has ordered federal regulators to reevaluate the environmental impacts of a popular California water program that allows farmers to sell water during droughts. In a 133-page ruling Thursday, U.S. District Judge Lawrence O’Neill declared “unlawful” parts of environmental reviews approved by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for a 10-year water transfer program.


Humboldt considers its risks as the Pacific rises

Jefferson Public Radio

Humboldt County can be a wet place, but there's plenty more to come as sea levels continue to rise. The Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment, in the works for several years, was completed last month. It details the ways and areas in which the North Coast is especially prone to problems from higher sea levels. Now the next question: how best to act on the information.